Men have long been silent and stoic about their inner lives, but there’s every reason for them to open up emotionally—and their partners are helping.
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Human History as Natural History
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on August 22, 2022
Pharaohs, Roman empresses, European fishermen and farmers and bonobo mothers have done their best to promote their sons.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on March 21, 2022
Charles Darwin admitted in his Autobiography that his sister was smarter than he was. But he was doubtful of women's intellectual abilities in 'The Descent of Man.'
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on December 3, 2021
Evidence that we pillaged and raped in the past is all over history, archaeology, demography—and in our DNA.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on July 6, 2021
Sexual coercion and violence against women can be stopped. Evolutionary psychologists are trying to understand these issues and stop them.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on April 16, 2021
Like the daughters of Eve, women in history have been hidden away. And are often unnamed.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on January 24, 2021
Tsars, Kaisers, and Caesars had a couple of things in common. Stalin continued those trends.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on October 23, 2020
Mao and his predecessors had hundreds or thousands of sex partners. Other men went without. That's changing now.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on July 11, 2020
People have always lived with plagues. The toll of those epidemics was devastating, but they often had upsides.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on April 14, 2020
Resurrection defines life in every religion, every spring.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on February 13, 2020
A genius is clever and creative, inventive and ingenious. But above all, a genius is a sex god.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on December 11, 2019
Sex in heaven has usually looked a little like sex on earth.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on August 21, 2019
Too many of us have helped him out.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on April 9, 2019
Serial monogamy often amounts to polyandry.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on January 11, 2019
Tom Paine published his great pamphlet 243 years ago this week. He was an advocate of open borders, and of open minds.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on September 23, 2018
Richard Alexander died last month. He mentored some of the best students of evolutionary biology.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on July 5, 2018
The divine rights of plebeians are a very new thing.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on April 1, 2018
When people got to the end of the earth, they found out they couldn't get off. So they put up enormous statues.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on February 27, 2018
The idea of stirring up animosities among our enemies is as old as we are. Chaos has been created. Havoc has been wreaked.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on November 24, 2017
Sexual predators are having a hard time. Over 200 years ago, Alexander Hamilton anticipated them.
Laura Betzig Ph.D. on August 6, 2017
This summer, Sally Hemings of Monticello is getting her own room. Just steps from where Thomas Jefferson slept.